Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
from the city here. >> reporter: peterson hopes to build on empty land by the beltway, figures most customs will come from virginia and that millions will flow to maryland taxpayers. not just from poor people who play slots, but from wealthy folks like him. >> i gamble, but i sure don't pull slots. >> reporter: now the anti- casino ads are sure right about one thing. the estimates for slot revenues were way overblown, but peterson says his resort will be like something out of las vegas, a good deal for him and he says for maryland taxpayers. >> now what about the voters? what are the polls showing? >> there was a gonzalez poll just finished of maryland voters and it actually looked pretty evenly split like 45-44 with about 9% undecided. so it's right down the middle, but they're spending as much money on these ads, both sides and the casinos, more than they spent in the governor's race. that's how big of deal this is. >> a lot riding on it and like you said, money the key thing. back to you guys. >>> still ahead on 9news, the dangers of sexting, how one mistake is leaving a woman wi
Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
, the new building is going to be the new home for the city's morgue. from security doors using eye identification -- >> thank you, you have been identified. >> reporter: -- to water tanks for testing bullets, to walking into a morgue storage room, with a space for 200 refrigerated bodies, twice the old capacity. the new $210 million forensics headquarters, three years to construct, is a major improvement for crime and chemical analysis that has eluded the district for decades. >> the potential that this building gives to the district of columbia to increase, improve, and expand its ability to do forensic analysis, to solve crimes, is just enormous. >> reporter: it will take several more months for the building to be fully operational. but the city no longer will have to depend upon fbi facilities in quantico and elsewhere for detailed analysis. some residents in nearby homes were initially worried that the building might pose a potential hazard if chemicals escaped or there were fires. >> when you walk by the building, you don't need to get scared of what's happening inside. it is
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
hotels, everything down here. >> reporter: the fans, owners, city officials, business community, just about everybody are still waiting for the economic renaissance, the kind that followed the verizon center's construction in the heart of chinatown. >> you know what happened. the stadium got built. market crashed and nothing got developed. >> reporter: in today's money this is a $660 million ballpark, one of the best in the business. they broke ground in march of 2006, two years later had opening day at the ballpark. what's missing still are businesses to fill all of those vacant lots over there, bars, restaurants, hotels, housing units. >> we're still very optimistic. it's a timing issue. >> reporter: local lawyer mark to with wie led the construction of the return to -- towie led the construction of the return to washington. >> construction financing has not been as available, but i'm told by a number of developers it's coming very quickly now in the next few years and by the way with, it, the all-star game. >> reporter: mark says by 2015 we could have the all-star game here.